The Unicorns – Who Will Cut Our Hair When We Die? [Reissue]

Few albums concisely capture a band’s entire existence as Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone? does for The Unicorns — particularly for what can for all intents and purposes be considered a debut. Sure, it helps that the LP recaptures some songs Alden Penner and Nick Thorburn had released on two self-released sets, but as a statement of self for the masses, Who Will Cut Our Hair embodies the supernova flash that the Unicorns were: all the frantic energy, the insane catchiness, the wacky world-building, and yes, the (sometimes) playful in-fighting and darkness. Penner and Thorburn recalled manic cartoon best friends (think Ollie and Andy on Bob’s Burgers or Walter and Perry on Home Movies, though in both cases after an art school education) full of so many ideas that could only be expressed in extreme Technicolor montages, pitch-perfect pop so hyper-charged that it can’t be contained in recognizable pop structures.

Release Date
July 29, 2014
Label
Caterpillar/Redeye
Formats
digital, vinyl, cd
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